L-3 Communications Receives $35 Million Contract Award for New Class of In-Line Encryptors.- Company Now Taking Orders for First Release of Talon[TM] -
NEW YORK -- L-3 Communications (NYSE NYSE
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ID/IQ Indefinite Duration/Indefinite Quantity ) contract by the National Security Agency (NSA) to supply the Talon KOV-26 in-line network encryptor to the federal government, U.S. Military, and other approved customers. The not-to-exceed contract value is $35 million.
Certified by the NSA for Type 1 communications, Talon is a PCMCIA card that provides secure remote access at broadband data rates in a small package requiring no external power source. Talon is a high-speed alternative to the Remote Access Security Program (RASP), which is facing obsolescence.
Talon protects user data up to Top Secret /Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI TS/SCI Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (US DoD security clearance) ) and is compatible with the High Assurance IP Encryptor Interoperability Specification (HAIPE[TM] IS) protocol. Talon enables high-speed access to classified networks, or to other remote Talon users via the Internet through use of Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) USB USB
in full Universal Serial Bus
Type of serial bus that allows peripheral devices (disks, modems, printers, digitizers, data gloves, etc.) to be easily connected to a computer. communication adapters. Talon includes a user-friendly graphical user interface graphical user interface (GUI)
Computer display format that allows the user to select commands, call up files, start programs, and do other routine tasks by using a mouse to point to pictorial symbols (icons) or lists of menu choices on the screen as opposed to having to that makes the security operation transparent to the end user.
The initial release of Talon supports 10/100 Ethernet, but will be software upgradeable to support 802.11 b/g wireless, V.90 dial-up modem, and RS-232 serial interfaces. This upgrade, planned for 1st quarter 2007, will add support for the Future Narrowband Digital Terminal/Secure Communications Interoperability Protocol (FNBDT/SCIP) voice and data protocol.
"As a portable crypto modern solution, Talon provides our customers a means to access and share sensitive information no matter where their travels take them," said Greg Roberts, President and Chief Operating Officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)
The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president. of L-3 CS-East. "This award is a testimony to our world class performance and reputation in secure communications."
L-3 CS-East, based in Camden, NJ, is a leading supplier and developer of Type 1 secure solutions with a broad portfolio of secure voice, data, and encryption products as well as critical enabling technologies including key management and embeddable encryption.
In addition to high assurance COMSEC (COMmunications SECurity) A term used primarily by the military to denote measures for ensuring secure communications, including integrity and confidentiality during transmissions. , L-3 CS-East designs, develops, produces, and integrates communications systems and support equipment for space, ground, air and naval operations. L-3 CS-East is a division of L-3 Communications. To learn more about L-3 CS-East, please visit the division's web site at www.L-3Com.com/cs-east.
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